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8 December 2017

China: Citywide clean-up campaign after housing block fire forces thousands of migrants to leave Beijing, some companies provide support

Tens of thousands of migrant workers are being forced out of their homes in Beijing under a citywide clean-up campaign in the aftermath of a fire that killed over a dozen people... Chinese e-commerce giant JD.com has informed its migrant-worker...

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9 December 2015

USA: Meathead Movers & 42 other companies help domestic violence survivors escape abuse

Author: Cameron Keady, Huffington Post (USA)

"'Meathead Movers' Rallies 42 Businesses To Help Domestic Violence Victims", 28 Sep 2015...

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10 March 2015

USA: 379 businesses & organizations submit statement to US Supreme Court in support of same-sex marriage

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25 September 2013

U-Haul, Tennessee dealer settle racial discrimination claim for $750,000 [USA]

Author: Mike Sunnucks, Pheonix Business Journal (USA)

Phoenix-based U-Haul International Inc. and one of its dealers in Tennessee have agreed to pay $750,000 to eight African-American current and former employees to settle a racial discrimination lawsuit. The lawsuit was filed by the U.S. Equal...

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26 November 2012

Relocated villagers in Nancai township, Jiangsu Province said they were threatened, officials denied [China]

Author: Gao Long, Southern Metropolis Daily [China]

[Unofficial translation of title and text from original Chinese provided by Business & Human Rights Resource Centre] Construction of a main road in Suqian City, Jiangsu Province necessitated the relocation of citizens of the Nancai Township,...

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10 August 2011

Israel's rights groups condemn 'Jews only' businesses

Author: Jonathan Cook, National [United Arab Emirates]

We don't employ Arabs - so dozens of companies listed in Israel's Yellow Pages plainly state. The businesses, which include a bus firm, plumbers, electricians and a removal firm, openly advertise under the banner of "Hebrew labour" - a policy to hire...

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20 June 2009
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Author: EFE

Los sindicatos UGT, CIG y CCOO criticaron la lentitud con la que las empresas gallegas han abordado la confección de sus planes de igualdad, cuestión a la que están obligadas todas aquellas que cuenten con más de 250 trabajadores. Comisiones Obreras...

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1 October 2005

Notable Communications on Progress

Author: UN Global Compact

The policy on Communication on Progress (COP), introduced in 2003, was designed to increase transparency around Global Compact companies and their actions in support of the ten principles. Companies are asked to communicate publicly on their progress...

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25 March 2003

The UK Corporate Sustainability Reporting Awards

Author: Tobias Webb, Ethical Corporation Magazine

[refers to Co-operative Bank, Shell, BT Group, Risk and Policy Analysts Ltd., Unilever, Scottish Power, Canary Wharf Group, Best Foot Forward Ltd, FRC Group, Co-operative Insurance Society, Traidcraft, British American Tobacco]

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28 July 2002

Labor Pains [USA]

Author: Patrick Whittle, New Haven Register

Not too many people care about Javier's problems. - He's an illegal immigrant earning about $100 a day at a Waterbury construction site. He's got no benefits or insurance, lives in a crowded hotel room with other illegal immigrants and sends nearly...

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